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What's the Sequence?
What's the Sequence?
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What's the Sequence?
Preschool students will love bringing the Five Little Ducks to life as they practice story sequencing in this fun hands on lesson plan! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Your Day Story Sequencing** lesson.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Summarizing Nonfiction
Summarizing Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
Summarizing Nonfiction
Use this lesson to help your ELs summarize information from a text and use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. This lesson can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Day 4 section of the Star Unit lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Rainbow of Feelings
A Rainbow of Feelings
Lesson Plan
A Rainbow of Feelings
In this fun hands-on lesson plan, your ELs will love practicing retelling a story while learning all about feeling words. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Rainbow Fish** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What's the Big Idea? Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
What's the Big Idea? Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
Lesson Plan
What's the Big Idea? Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
Understanding the big idea of a nonfiction text and being able to write a succinct summary are key fourth grade skills. This lesson focuses on summarizing a nonfiction passage in 3-4 sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Vacation
My Vacation
Workbook
My Vacation
In this three-part series, a child anticipates a family getaway. Practice summarizing works of fiction, identifying chronology, interpreting pictures, and identifying homophones and homographs through this series of reading and comprehension activities.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Learn Story Elements
Learn Story Elements
Lesson Plan
Learn Story Elements
Through this lesson, your students will use academic vocabulary to discuss character traits, author's purpose, and the sequence of events in a story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Summary Writing with Big Ideas
Summary Writing with Big Ideas
Lesson Plan
Summary Writing with Big Ideas
Before students can respond to literature critically, they must have a strong grasp of big ideas and summary writing. Support your ELs in these foundational reading skills by introducing a three-sentence paragraph frame for summary writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
We Read Together
We Read Together
Lesson Plan
We Read Together
In this interactive read-aloud lesson, ELs listen carefully as they learn about a pigeon who doesn't want to take a bath! Students will practice their reading comprehension skills while rolling in laughter. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Reading Round Up!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Workbook
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Hands-on movie activities bring to life vocabulary and reading comprehension.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Retelling a Fiction Story
Retelling a Fiction Story
Lesson Plan
Retelling a Fiction Story
This lesson is a great introductory or review lesson to teach your ELs about the elements of a story. Can be used as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
In honor of Chinese New Year, share with your students a famous Chinese story called *The Monkey King*. Students will practice their comprehension skills as they retell the story, identifying what happens in the beginning, middle, and end.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The House that Jack Built
The House that Jack Built
Worksheet
The House that Jack Built
Read this nursery rhyme classic, then answer a reading comprehension question.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Sequencing
All About Sequencing
Lesson Plan
All About Sequencing
In this exciting mini lesson, students will have a great time as they learn all about story sequencing and practice retelling a story! This can be a stand alone or support lesson for your English Language Learners.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Use this resource to read a nonfiction passage about sharks and write a summary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Gross Symbiosis
Gross Symbiosis
Workbook
Gross Symbiosis
Nature documentaries might make the animal world seem graceful, but it's actually pretty gross! Explore all the icky, sticky and smelly things animals do to help each other survive in the wild.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Sharing Ideas with a Friend
Sharing Ideas with a Friend
Lesson Plan
Sharing Ideas with a Friend
In this fun lesson all about sharing ideas, students will get an overview of partnership rules, and time to practice working with a partner. This can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **Me and My Partner** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Jack and Jill: Letters and Pictures
Jack and Jill: Letters and Pictures
Lesson Plan
Jack and Jill: Letters and Pictures
Who where those two kids who went up that hill again? This lesson plan includes role playing with a familiar nursery rhyme.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
H Is for Humpty
H Is for Humpty
Lesson Plan
H Is for Humpty
Your ELs will love this fun lesson that combines the letter H with the classic nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty! This can be used as a stand alone lesson or as a support lesson plan for the **Jack and Jill** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
Lesson Plan
Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
Most students know the first verse of The Star Spangled Banner, but not the rest of the song or the history behind it. In this civics lesson, students will dive deeper into the national anthem by deciphering and summarizing each verse.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Basic Fiction Summaries
Basic Fiction Summaries
Lesson Plan
Basic Fiction Summaries
This lesson gives students a structure to help them summarize fiction texts. When they are skilled at summarizing, they will be more capable of exploring various fiction genres. Use it as a precursor to Fiction Genres Library Exploration.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Is It Little Red?
Is It Little Red?
Lesson Plan
Is It Little Red?
In this fun retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, preschool students will get lots of practice learning about the sequence of a story! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Yummy Bear Family** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired feelings of fear and morbid curiosity for over a century. With this lesson plan, your students will get a taste of the literary work while learning about the myth behind vampires.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Three Sentence Summary
Three Sentence Summary
Worksheet
Three Sentence Summary
Help students master summarizing using keywords with this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet